How to Tie Bunko Musubi

Do you know what "yukata" is? It is traditional clothing Japanese wear in summer, especially during festivals like the fireworks festival. It is difficult to wear even for Japanese people. I will tell you how to tie an "obi" with "Bunko-musubi" because it is a very important belt (obi) used to tie a "yukata" beautifully.


  1. 1
    Fold the width of the obi in half and "wa" is turned down.
  2. 2
    Put 40~50 centimeter (19.7 in) from the fingers on a front center, hang it on the right shoulder.
  3. 3
    With widening obi's half which folded a little while ago roll up twice on the trunk.
  4. 4
    Pull having the bottom of the obi to fasten the obi
  5. 5
    Fold into inside from right side to the underside aslant.
  6. 6
    Make "te" cross on the "tare".
  7. 7
    Tie so that "tesaki" can be on the top.
  8. 8
    Hang "tesaki" on the left shoulder and open finely the base of "tare" from a knot.
  9. 9
    Take in your hand the breadth of your shoulders from "taresaki".(A standard is about 40cm)
  10. 10
    Fold "taresaki" up rolling it inside to make feather and make two mountain folds in the center of the heather.
  11. 11
    Take "te" down from left shoulder.
  12. 12
    Roll up twice with two mountain folds in the center of the heather and knot like a bow.
  13. 13
    Put the rest of "tesaki" between the obi and the trunk.
  14. 14
    Make the good shape complete.
  15. 15
    Take in your right hand the knot and take in your left hand the top of the back of the center of an obi.
  16. 16
    Turn back the heather clockwise. Please be careful because the neckband gets out of shape.

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